Aid for Trade can provide a significant stimulus to economic growth in developing countries but decisions on where to apply it should include the views of the private sector -- for indeed it is the private sector that trades and it understands the areas of greater constraint. Public-private partnerships and corporate social responsibility (CSR) programs, which provide linkages between small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) and large corporations, can also contribute to economic growth and Aid for Trade can be a facilitator of this process. Through strategic CSR programs large companies play an important role in working with SMEs in developing countries as part of their supply chains. These companies are beginning to implement CSR measures through management systems and consideration of reconciling respect for the environment, social equity and financial profitability as being good for business. It is no longer sufficient for large corporations to regard their investment and job creation activities as a satisfactory reimbursement to the host country.